Molly Henery

Molly Henery is a film critic, entertainment writer, and author of both nonfiction and fiction with a Master's degree in professional creative writing. Molly began writing horror film reviews for her own website, The Blogging Banshee, before eventually branching out and writing for other outlets including Fangoria, Dread Central, Nightmarish Conjurings, and more. She is most well-known for her “Uterus Horror” column on Certified Forgotten which examines a different film each month in a subgenre of horror Molly named and defined. Molly has made a name for herself as a horror genre expert which has allowed her to be a guest on numerous podcasts, is a cast member of Mental Health and Horror: A Documentary, and co-authored the upcoming book, Queer Horror: A Film Guide. Keep up on what Molly is watching and writing about on her social media.

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Julia Garner We Are What We Are

Breaking Free From Trauma in ‘We Are What We Are’

November 20th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery writes about the depiction of cannibalism, trauma, and adolescence in Jim Mickle’s ‘We Are What We Are.’

Kristy Swanson Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Coming of Age With ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

October 31st, 2023 • Molly Henery

For a special Halloween edition of her Uterus Horror column, Molly Henery digs into the movie version of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’


‘Excision’ Brings One Woman’s Morbid Fetish To Life

September 8th, 2023 • Molly Henery

In this edition of Uterus Horror, Molly Henery examines ‘Excision,’ a coming-of-age horror film directed by Richard Bates, Jr.

Hilary Swank The Reaping

‘The Reaping’ Offers a Twisted Religious Horror Story

July 18th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Stephen Hopkins’s ‘The Reaping’ assembles an incredibly talented cast for a twisted, religious coming-of-age horror film.

Hayley Griffith Satanic Panic

How ‘Satanic Panic’ Captures Adulthood Limbo

June 15th, 2023 • Molly Henery

In her latest Uterus Horror piece, Molly Henery explains how Chelsea Stardust’s ‘Sanatic Panic’ captures the limbo before adulthood.

Stoker Matthew Goode Mia Wasikowska

Park Chan-wook’s ‘Stoker’ Turns Prey Into Predator

May 2nd, 2023 • Molly Henery

Park Chan-wook’s ‘Stoker’ is a dark coming-of-age story that turns Mia Wasikowska’s India from prey into predator.

Ginger Snaps 2

How ‘Ginger Snaps 2’ Finds Comfort In Independence

April 5th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery returns for another Uterus Horror column, this time on the underrated virtues of ‘Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed.’

Jennifer Connelly Labyrinth

‘Labyrinth’ Is a Coming-of-Age Story With Puppets

January 11th, 2023 • Molly Henery

Uterus Horror columnist Molly Henery finds more than muppets in Jennifer Connelly’s coming-of-age classic, ‘Labyrinth.’

Bones and All

‘Bones and All’ Offers a Raw Look at Adolescence

December 27th, 2022 • Molly Henery

In this month’s Uterus Horror, Molly Henery tackles ‘Bones and All,’ Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age cannibalism movie.

Eve's Bayou

‘Eve’s Bayou’ Finds the Tragedy in Adolescence

December 2nd, 2022 • Molly Henery

Molly Henery’s latest Uterus Horror column explores ‘Eve’s Bayou,’ a new classic that finds tragedy at the heart of adolescence.